Real estate investments, which assets to focus on after Covid
During the virtual round table ” COVID-19 and Italy Real Estate: Asset resilience and price valuations “, the moderator Paola Ricciardi, Country Managing Director of Duff & Phelps in Italy, highlighted: “It is difficult to make forecasts on the real estate market in Italy, but some asset classes are perceived as more resilient, in particular residential, logistics and offices ”.
As for the residential sector , according to Ricciardi “it could record a contraction in market demand, ready to intercept a new challenge in the Italian real estate market, looking for larger and newer concept living spaces compared to the pre-pandemic period, especially in suburban areas
Among the drivers of the near future, the evolution of the “Rent Residential” sector, with a probable increase in the demand for increasingly efficient and person-friendly services and with the cities of Milan and Rome which will continue to represent poles of attraction for international, corporate and private investors. Finally, the “Senior Living” and the “Student Housing” will represent two asset classes which, although rethought, will continue to arouse interest.
The “ Hospitality & Leisure ” and “ Retail ” sectors, on the other hand, are most affected by the situation , but they present good investment opportunities for the future.